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Just because you’re happy to let cycling monopolise your time and money doesn’t mean you should let it take over your space too. Whether you want to display your machines to maximum effect or keep them safe from theft we’ve rounded up ten of the best bicycle storage solutions to help you reclaim your home.

Ideal for freeing up your hallway or organising your garage, you might even find you’ve room for one more once you’ve put the existing ones in order.

Hiplok Airlok, £140

 

 

Designed to match the swankiest of city pads the Airlok is a neat bit of industrial design. A hanger with an integrated lock it’s available in white, black, grey or red to match either your bike or wallpaper.

Aesthetics aside more crucially it comes with a gold Sold Secure rating, meaning the Airlok is recognised by almost all insurers. There’s also program allowing you to order replacement keys should you lose the three provided.

Designed to resist being wrenched off it fixings, even if a thief should succeed the Airlok will remain attached to the bike, rendering making off with it extremely difficult.

Cactus Tongue Roadie, £130

 

This stainless steel and leather bike hanger is way too pretty and curvaceous to banish to the garage.

Simply fixing to the wall via two screws it’ll either hold the bike by its toptube or hang it vertically by the handlebars. Sitting just proud enough from the wall to allow for basic maintenance this Roadie model projects a shorter distance that others in the range.

Available with a selection of different colour leather contact sleeves to match your paint job there are also versions suited to wider handlebar bikes, along with cheaper powder-coated models.

Cycloc Solo, £60

Easily angled to accommodate the exact geometry of your bike the Cycloc Solo is a clever counterbalancing wall mount.

Grabbing above and below the toptube its rubber contact points ensure nothing gets scuffed, while holes in the top and bottom allow the addition of a lock to stop anyone running off with your bike.

A useful feature, with the Cycloc being made of tough plastic it’s more of a deterrent than a guarantee. Available in lots of candy-bright colours there’s nothing to rust making it suitable for use both indoors and out.

Trophy Bike Racks Bull, £90

Display your bike without degrading your decor. The Trophy Bike Racks Bull takes the form of a cartoon taxidermy bull’s head, with the horns providing a perch for your bike.

Nice to look at empty or laden with a bike, the rack’s minimalist outline is formed of solid steel meaning it’s as strong as its namesake. With space for four mounting screws integrated into the frame itself it comes supplied with fitting kits suitable for brick, plasterboard, or timber.

Handmade in Kent there’s also a lux version featuring copper plating and hand stitched leather on the horns suitable for the swankiest homes.

Clug Bike Clip, £16

Available in three widths covering racing, hybrid, and mountain bike size tyres the onomatopoeically named Clug is a cube shaped holster designed to grab hold of your wheel.

Diminutive in size and unobtrusive on your wall it exerts a vice like grip. Simply push your wheel into its mouth until it snaps closed.

Leaving the bike to dangle vertically, strong as it is, the back wheel will needs to remain on the ground for a secure fit. Alternatively keep both tyres on the floor and it’s possible mount the Clug low and reverse your bike’s back wheel into it instead.

Topeak Dual Touch Bike Stand, £160

Fitting between floor and ceiling the Topeak Dual Touch Bike Stand installs without tools thanks to a quick-release fastening.

Coming as standard with two bike mounts there’s fixing points to fit a second pair on the back if necessary. All of these are then adjustable, with both the angle of the cradle and the width of the jaws being independently movable.

Capable for carrying 18 kg per hook the entire stand can support 72 kg and will provide home to an entire fleet of bikes. When not in use the whole assemblage folds down for unobtrusive storage.

Cyclehoop Bikeshelf, £80

The Cyclehoop Bikeshelf will help you reclaim floor space while also providing extra storage.

With the shelf’s main hook accommodating the bike atop the Bikeshelf is a great spot for your helmet, or a pot plant. Below both is a second ledge for stashing accessories. Always there when you grab your bike it’s the perfect home for your multi-tool, levers, and pump.

Built from 5 mm thick plate steel and with four solid fixings there’s a hole in the top allowing you to lock your bike in place. Weighing 9kg before you even add a bike the Bikeshelf is definitely one for solid walls and not plasterboard.

Gearup Up and Away Hoist System, £25

If you don’t mind your neighbours thinking you’re a swinger the Gearup Up and Away Hoist System will help you stash your bike high in the rafters.

Unless you’ve got double height ceilings the 12 ft limit won’t be a problem, while the twin-rope pulley system will keep your bike level as you lift it. Also reducing the amount of strength required, the system’s 50 kg maximum load rating makes it e-bike friendly, even if you’ve skinny arms.

A surprisingly cheap option, the system’s lifting hooks are also suitable for carrying ladders or can be modified to support kayaks or other bulky items.

Saris Show Off, £300

For when you finally crack and decide it’s acceptable to spend £270 on an illuminated bike stand the Saris Show Off is waiting.

Made using beech wood and with a soft cork lined sling to hold the top tube, this is adjustable to support your bike at the perfect angle.

Hovering above is an integrated light to illuminate your pride and joy with an angelic glow. Battery operated so you don’t need to wire it in, this can also be turned on and off remotely.

Delta Dali Hinge Hook & Tray, £25

The top section of this two part wall mount folds away when not in use to save space. Flipped out it comprises a hook and backing plate. Able to fit a wide range of tyre widths ,stopping the hook damaging your rims is a broad plastic bumper.

Mounted below this a simple tyre tray helps locate the rear wheel and stops it from swinging about or scuffing your wall.

With the hinge allowing the bike to pivot to the side it’s possible to mount it hanging straight or turned over to the side.

Source: www.cyclist.co.uk